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ERIC Number: ED248540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Rating the Raters: Some Characteristics of Quill and Scroll's Newspaper and Newsmagazine Judges.
Dvorak, Jack
To prepare a profile of Quill and Scroll's newspaper and newsmagazine judges, questionnaires were sent to all 57 judges involved in the 1982 competition. Analysis of the 39 responses indicated that the typical judge (1) is female and has judged for two or more years, (2) has taught high school for five or more years, (3) holds certification to teach journalism, (4) has earned 30 or more semester hours of journalism credit, (5) moderately disagrees that knowing a newspaper's previous year's score would help in evaluations, (6) slightly disagrees that there is too much emphasis on graphics and design in the evaluations, (7) agrees that schools with large budgets tend to finish high in contests, (8) agrees that business practices should be part of newspaper evaluations, (9) strongly agrees that a qualified adviser is the single most important factor in producing an award winning publication, and (10) most strongly agrees that she or he is an exacting, thorough, and conservative judge. Other findings showed that the judge knew the previous year's score of each publication evaluated, while statistical comparisons of the years 1980 through 1983 showed no significant differences when previous years' scores were either known or not known. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Newsmagazines; Quill and Scroll
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-winter Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Baton Rouge, LA, January 1984).